Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

"Ray Bradbury, recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91 after a long illness. He lived in Los Angeles." - www.raybradbury.com

There is so much I could say about this man's work, about things he said in speeches and interviews, that has inspired me through the years but I find myself choking up and at a loss for words. Ray Bradbury was one of the first authors I read voraciously. His work was extremely influential in my decision to seriously take up writing so many years ago. If you are unfamiliar with his writing, please take a moment to peek into the  sometimes dark, sometimes harsh, sometimes wondrous and beautiful world of Ray Bradbury.

May the journey continue in some new realm... and may it be a peaceful one.

2 comments:

  1. I am not familiar with his writing, Lettie, but will check them out. He obviously impacted your life and I understand your sorrow at his passing. Your tears are beautiful and speak without words "you mattered to me".

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    1. Yes, he did. :) He is best know for what I would call Science Fantasy but his social commentary and poetry are true gems. As always, Andrea, Thanks for visiting and for taking an interest. Bless you...

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